Pampering Tenants

From playrooms to boardrooms, landlords roll out the amenitiesValley landlords offer office amenities.

Don’t Kill the Growing Gig Economy

With a sigh, I vote for the state Supreme Court’s decision in April that basically outlawed the gig economy in California.

Regulations: A Modest Proposal

As we make our way through the holidays, it’s become clear to me that there’s a problem our elected officials need to solve.

Stagnant Economy Ahead for Ventura County

Populace goes elsewhere amid talk of a national recession.

Ventura County’s economy continues to flatline with little signs of improvement, according to economist Matthew Fienup.

Around the Valleys: Dec. 10

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Khloe’s Shop Pops Up in a Glendale Mall

Holiday shoppers can keep up with Kardashian clothes.

Good American, a fashion line co-founded by television personality and entrepreneur Khloe Kardashian of Calabasas, has set up a pop-up shop at the Americana at Brand in Glendale through the holiday season.

The Number: Dec. 10

Thousand Oaks is the No. 12 most affordable city in California to buy a used vehicle this fall, according to a study by Autolist.com, a website for car sellers.

Crypto Television

Online news channel will mix technology and human interest stories about digital currency.

The recent drop in value in Bitcoin hasn’t done anything to dissuade Steve Slome and Lee Zuckerman from their next big project in cryptocurrency economics.

HemaCare Opens New Northridge Headquarters

Investors see burgeoning market for blood product provider.

HemaCare Corp. has moved into a new headquarters to give it space to expand its technical capabilities in providing blood products to the cell therapy, biomedical research and drug discovery industries.

New Congresswoman’s Voice

Santa Clarita’s just-elected representative Katie Hill has positioned herself as a pro-business Democrat.

In a mid-term election that shifted the balance of power in the House of Representatives, Katie Hill became the first Democrat to win California’s 25th District congressional seat in more than two decades

Movie Distributor Moves into Digital Comics

Acquisition could add $5 million in revenue to Cinedigm’s top line.

Cinedigm Corp. has been on a roll lately as it adds to its ever-growing streaming services.

Calabasas CPA Helps Clients Defer Capital Gains

Little-known trust strategy prompts the creation of a new firm.

The high capital gains taxes levied on business and real estate transactions in California often discourage owners from going through with a sale.

Rising Real Estate Market Impacts SBA Lending

Borrowers like low down-payments and fixed interest rates on loans.

The Valley region’s red-hot real estate market has helped and hurt Silverio Robledo’s business.

A Wireless Fire Warning System

GeoLinks and partners envision state network.

The Camp Fire in Northern California last month resulted in 88 civilian deaths and the destruction of nearly 19,000 structures, making it the worst wildfire in the state’s history.

Classes Cater to Autistic Students

Online academy trains for tech job market.

Both a company and an academy, Coding Autism trains autistic individuals to find jobs in the technology industry.

Deals of the Year

M&A fever finds fertile conditions in the Valley region.

2018’s largest transactions in the Valley area.

CRC Consolidates Elk Hills Field

In April, California Resources Corp. purchased portions of the Elk Hills oil field from Chevron Corp. for $460 million and 2.85 million shares of the company’s stock.

Disney Outbids Rival for Fox

The deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox to sell the latter’s media assets won’t close for another couple of months but already the deal is making waves in the entertainment industry.

MannKind Contract Yields Cash

MannKind Corp. climbed back from the brink of bankruptcy this year with a $105 million deal to develop a new lung disease treatment.

Saban to Take Panavision Public

The Valley could have a new high-profile public company with Saban Capital Acquisition Corp.’s purchase of camera company Panavision Inc. in Woodland Hills and Sim Video International Inc. in Toronto.

Tower Sells Despite Nestlé Exit

The 22-floor office tower at 800 N. Brand Blvd. presents an iconic – and in recent months problematic – landmark in downtown Glendale.

(Re)Inventing Downtown LA’s Urban Core


The City of Los Angeles is constantly evolving. People are healthier and living longer, which is fueling our growing population

Restoring Conscience in Business

Humanity has made great strides in many areas over the past centuries, yet one major challenge we still must face is our notion of business performance and business education.

Amazon’s Bad Impact? Overblown

Valley lost out with Amazon decision.

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

$7.7 Million Buys Westlake Village Complex

TRANSACTION: Marcus & Millichap brokers sale of longtime YMCA site.

Westlake Centrium, an office property in the heart of Westlake Village, has sold for $7.69 million, according to sources at brokerage Marcus & Millichap in Calabasas.